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" O the monks of Melrose made gude kale * On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbour's lasted. "
The lay of the last minstrel. Illustr. ed - Page 204
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1835
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The Carthusian, Issues 1-66

1872
...were scattered abroad : — " О the monks of Melrose made pude kale On Fridays when they faated ; They wanted neither beef nor ale As long as their neighbours' lasted." Be that, however, as it may, under their auspices the monastery increased in influence, and in wealth,...
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Works, Volume 6

Washington Irving - 1849
...belonged of yore to one of those jovial friars so honorably mentioned in the old border ballad, — " O the monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays,...fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long us their neighbors' lasted." This skull Scott had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel

Walter Scott - 1874 - 228 pages
...Mary, and the monks were of the Cistertian order. At the time of the Reformation, they shared in the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity, thrown...air, ran thus : — O the monks of Melrose made gude kale2 On Fridays when they fasted: They wanted neither beef nor ale. As long as their neighbours' lasted....
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Scott's poems. The lay of the last minstrel. With intr., notes and glossary ...

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1874
...The old words of Galashiels, a favourite Scotch air, ran thus — ' O the monks of Melrose made good kale On Fridays when they fasted ; They wanted neither...beef nor ale As long as their neighbours' lasted.' " — SCOTT. Melros or Mel-ross is the old form ; ros is the Gaelic for a rock or headland, so Ross,...
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Scotland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

English poetry - 1876
...the lightened heart to seize On the bliss that comes with dreams like these ! 0 THE MONKS OF MELROSE. THE monks of Melrose made gude kale , On Fridays,...They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors' lasted. Old Sony. INSCRIPTION ON A GRAVESTONE IN THE CHUKCHYABD OP MELROSE ABBEY. THE earth...
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Scotland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

English poetry - 1876
...to seize On the bliss that comes with dreams like these ! John. Wilson. THE MONKS OF 5IELROSE. OTHE monks of Melrose made gude kale . On Fridays, when...They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors' lasted. Old Song. INSCRIPTION ON A GRAVESTONE IN THE CHURCHYARD OF MELROSE ABBEY. THE earth...
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Poems of Places: Scotland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

Poetry of places - 1876
...seize On the bliss that comes with dreams like these ! THE MONKS OF MELROSE. OTHE monks of Mel rose made gude kale , On Fridays, when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors' lasted. Old Song. INSCRIPTION ON A GRAVESTONE IN THE CHURCHYARD OP MELROSE ABBEY. THE earth...
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The Handy Volume "Waverly" ...: The abbot

Walter Scott - 1877
...such verses as these : — " The Friars of Fail drank berry-brown ale, The best that e're was tasted ; The Monks of Melrose made gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted. Saint Monance' sister, The gray priest kist her — Fiend save the company ! Sing hay trix, trim-go-trix,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. ..., Volume 6

Walter Scott - Ballads, Scots - 1880
...Maryť and the monks were of the Cistertian order. At the time of the Reformation, they shared in the general reproach of sensuality and irregularity, thrown...beef nor ale. As long as their neighbours' lasted. 1 Jtale. Broth 70 THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. Canto 1 Each after each, in due degree, Gave praises...
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The companions of Columbus. The Crayon miscellany

Washington Irving - 1881
...those jovial friars, so honorably mentioned in the old Lordei ballad : " 0 the monks of Melrose mode gude kale On Fridays, when they fasted ; They wanted neither beef nor ale, As long as their neighbors lasted." This skull Scott had caused to be cleaned and varnished, and placed it on a chest...
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